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1. 2007 - 2008 Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Lidar Project: Blocks 1 - 10 (Southeast Florida and Keys) [gov.noaa.csc.maps.2007_FDEM_South_m520]
This Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) LAS dataset is a topographic survey conducted for the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management LiDAR Project. These data were produced for the Florida ...


2. Sedimentation, Sea-Level Rise, and Circulation in Florida Bay [USGS_SOFIA_RHsedsal]
The goal of this project was to document decade- to century- scale processes associated with sediment transport in Florida Bay. The results will quantify the influence of bottom topography on water ...


3. Mapping and Characterizing Seagrass Areas Important to Manatees in Puerto [usgsbrdfcsc_d_seagrass]
The population of manatees in Puerto Rico is the only group of Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) managed and protected by the United States. The Manatee Recovery Plan for the Puerto ...


4. Application of Stable Isotope Techniques to Identifying Foodweb Structure, Contaminant Sources, and Biogeochemical Reactions in the Everglades [USGS_SOFIA_kendall_stable_isotopes]
This is the largest isotope foodweb study ever attempted in a marsh ecosystem, and combines detailed, long-term, trophic and biogeochemical studies at selected well-monitored USGS/SFWMD/FGFFC sites ...


5. Determination of Groundwater-Flow Direction and Rate Beneath Florida Bay, the Florida Keys and Reef Tract [USGS_SOFIA_fb-fk_grndwtr_flow]
The strategy of this study was to use artificial tracers to determine rate and direction of flow. Tracers were injected into well clusters, existing sewage treatment facilities, and sewage disposal ...


6. Groundwater Flow Rates at the Bayside Well Cluster study site [USGS_SOFIA_gfr_bay]
The dataset contains the values for the dyes from the tracer study on the bayside of Key Largo. Treated sewage is injected into the limestone under the Florida Keys via on-site disposal ...


7. Groundwater Flow Rates at the Oceanside Well Cluster study site [USGS_SOFIA_gfr_ocean]
The dataset contains the values for the dyes from the tracer study on the oceanside of Key Largo. Treated sewage is injected into the limestone under the Florida Keys via on-site disposal ...


8. Groundwater Seepage data (Florida Keys) [USGS_SOFIA_fk_gw_seep]
The dataset contains information and data collected during the seepage meter (groundwater seepage) experiments along the Florida Keys on both the Florida Bay and Atlantic Ocean sides. ...


9. Groundwater Seepage in the Florida Keys [USGS_SOFIA_grndwtr_seepage]
This project installed seepage meters to measure the volume of groundwater seepage into the overlying marine environment. The water will be analyzed for major nutrient levels. The data from this project ...


10. Understanding and Predicting Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Wetlands in Florida [USGS_SOFIA_smith_gcc_mangrove]
An overall strategy of this project is to conduct integrated research at a number of different locations to address key questions related to global climate change impacts on the coastal mangrove forests ...


11. Florida Bay Cores Site Information [USGS_SOFIA_hlmscloc]
The dataset contains the core number, location, latitude/longitude, date collected, and core surface description for cores from Rabbitt Key, Cluett Key, Whipray Basin, Bob Allen Key, Rankin Bight, ...


12. Geochemical Monitoring of Restoration Progress [USGS_SOFIA_geochem_mon_restore_fy04]
Continued geochemical monitoring efforts will provide a measure of the progress and effects of restoration on environmental health and water quality, and complement biological monitoring of indicator ...


13. Geochemistry of Wetland Sediments from South Florida [USGS_SOFIA_metorem]
This project is examining (1) sources of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), sulfur, and carbon to wetlands of south Florida, (2) the important role of chemical and biological processes in the wetland ...


14. Coastal Everglades Wetlands: Hydrology, Vegetation and Sediment Dynamics [USGS_SOFIA_coastal_ever_tjslll_04]
This project has three objectives (tasks): 1) operate and maintain the Mangrove Hydrology sampling network; 2) study the dynamics of coastal vegetation (mangroves, marshes) in relation to sea-level, ...


15. Color Infrared Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles for the South Florida Ecosystem Area [USGS_SOFIA_SF_CIR_DOQs]
The digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ's) produced by the USGS for the South Florida Ecosystem Initiative iare color-infrared, 1-meter ground resolution quadrangle images covering 3.75 minutes of ...


16. Nutrient Results of Ground and Surface Waters at the Bayside Well Cluster study site [USGS_SOFIA_bswc_nuts]
The dataset contains the nutrient results from the collection of both ground and surface water samples at the Bayside Well Cluster study site. Treated sewage is injected into the limestone ...


17. Dynamics of Land Margin Ecosystems: Historical Change, Hydrology, Vegetation, Sediment, and Climate [USGS_SOFIA_land_margin_ecosystems]
This project has three objectives (tasks): 1) operate and maintain the Mangrove Hydrology sampling network; 2) study the dynamics of coastal vegetation (mangroves, marshes) in relation to sea-level, ...


18. 2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 2 [USGS_SOFIA_Eco_hist_db_2008_present]
The 2008 - Present Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), and modern monitoring site survey information (water chemistry, floral ...


19. A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts: Aiding Conservation and Management of Florida's Biodiversity by Using Predictions from "Down-Scaled" AOGCM Climate Scenarios in Combination with Ecological Modeling [USGS_SOFIA_la_florida]
The objectives of this project are to develop the knowledge necessary to make accurate predictions of the response of species and their ecosystems to climate change. We propose to down-scale predictions ...


20. 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 7 [USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_db1995-2007]
The 1995 - 2007 Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), modern monitoring site survey information (water chemistry, floral and faunal ...


21. CoastWatch, Caribbean Regional Node [gov.noaa.class.CWCAR]
ABSTRACT: The sea surface temperature (SST) products were derived from NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) for the coastal United States. They were created by NOAA CoastWatch ...


22. Chronology and Isotope Geochemistry of Ground Waters in the Florida Keys and Offshore Areas [USGS_SOFIA_chron_isotope_geochem_FL_Keys]
This project involves sampling surface waters and ground waters from Florida Bay, the Keys, and offshore to the barrier reef. Analyses will be done on a variety of isotopic and chemical species that ...


23. Ecological Risk Assessment of Toxic Substances in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: Wildlife Effects and Exposure Assessment [USGS_SOFIA_eco_assess_risk_toxics]
This project will be carried out in several locations throughout those areas critical to the South Florida Restoration Initiative. These areas include: 1) Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 of the ...


24. Ecosystem History of South Florida Estuaries Data [USGS_SOFIA_eco_hist_db]
The Ecosystem History Access Database contains listings of all sites (modern and core), modern monitoring site survey information, and published core data. Two general ...


25. Everglades Isotope Data [USGS_SOFIA_ever_isotope_data]
Data are available for the following sites: Cell 4, ENR-OUT, L7, Cell 3, LOX, North Holeyland, E0, F1, U3/Glory Hole, L35B, 2BS, L67, 3A-15, 3A-TH, Lostmans Creek, North Prong Creek, TS-7, and TS-9 ...


26. Florida Bay 1890 and 1990 data [USGS_SOFIA_fb_1890-1990_data]
The maps of the tracklines are linked to the corresponding data sets which contain values for X (easting), Y (northing), Z (elevation), and the Root Mean Square (RMS) error. Detailed, ...


27. Florida Bay 1890 trackline map [USGS_SOFIA_hansen_1890_trackline_map]
The map shows the tracklines for historical bathymetric data for Florida Bay. The areas on the map are linked to the corresponding data sets which contain values for X (easting), Y (northing), Z (elevation), ...


28. Florida Bay 1990 trackline map [USGS_SOFIA_hansen_1990_trackline_map]
The map shows the tracklines for bathymetric data collected between 1995 and 1999 for Florida Bay. The areas on the map are linked to the corresponding data sets which contain values for X (easting), ...


29. Florida Bay Radiochemical data [USGS_SOFIA_hlms_radchem_data]
The datasets contains the core number, depth (cm), and Ra-226 activity(dpm/g) and Ra-226 error (dpm/g). The use of radioactive isotopes is founded on the known physical property of radioactive ...


30. Florida Cooperative Geologic Mapping Project [USGS_SOFIA_fl_coop_map]
This project was designed to provide the framework for understanding (1) ecosystem variability and change prior to and during human development of South Florida (i.e., the detailed ecosystem history ...


31. Freshwater Flows to the East Coast [USGS_SOFIA_freshwater_east_coast]
Discharges through 10 selected coastal control structures in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and the 16 coastal structures in Miami-Dade County, Fla., Florida, are presently computed using the theoretical ...


32. SOFIA Environmental Database Development and Maintenance [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_database_04]
The long-term goal of the SOFIA program is to provide a central archive of data and products for all Department of Interior products related to the south Florida Ecosystem restoration program. ...


33. Ecosystem History: Florida Bay and Southwest Coast [USGS_SOFIA_lbwfbay]
Recent negative trends in the Florida Bay ecosystem have been attributed to human activities, however, neither the natural patterns of change, nor the pre-human baseline for the environment have been ...


34. SOFIA - Metadata - Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers [USGS_SOFIA_johnston_ATLSS_GIS]
The ATLSS Data Visualization System was designed to make it simple to view and analyze Spatially-Explicit Species Index (SESI) models. An essential aspect of the ATLSS Program is making model output ...


35. Empirical Studies in Support of a Pink Shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, Simulation Model for Florida Bay [USGS_SOFIA_robblee_shrimp]
A Tortugas/Florida Bay pink shrimp simulation model has been identified as a priority need in CERP by the South Florida Water Management District, NOAA, NPS and USGS. This model has been under development ...


36. Ground-Water Discharge to Biscayne Bay [USGS_SOFIA_metlang]
The purpose of this project was to quantify the rates of ground water discharge to Biscayne Bay. This was achieved through the collection of field data and the development of two- and three-dimensional ...


37. Hydrogeology of the Surficial Aquifer System in Southwest Florida [USGS_SOFIA_metweed]
The objective of this project is to provide to hydrologic modelers a three-dimensional database of the geologic and hydrologic properties of the sediments and rocks of the surficial aquifer system ...


38. Integrated Biogeochemical Studies of Contaminants in the Everglades: Task 1 -Nutrients, Sulfur, and Organic Matter [USGS_SOFIA_nuts_S_orgmat_04]
The scientific focus of this project is to examine the complex interactions (synergistic and antagonistic) of contaminants (externally derived nutrients, mercury, sulfur, pesticides, herbicides, polycyclic ...


39. Monitoring Sub-aquatic Vegetation Through Remote Sensing: a Pilot Study in Florida Bay [USGS_SOFIA_monitor_sav_rs_fb_04]
This pilot study will focus on Florida Bay, a region that suffered the loss of 40,000 ha of turtle grass in a die-off event that began in 1987, and a small, localized die-off in 1999. These events ...


40. Empirical studies in Support of Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Ecosystems Restoration [USGS_SOFIA_robblee_fb_shrimp_04]
The objectives of these activities are broadly: 1) to develop and implement (with other agency members) a program of research to support the restoration of Florida Bay; 2) with other PDT members to ...


41. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer, USGS-CERP liaison with USACE [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_usace]
The objectives of this project are: 1. support of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan/REstoration COordination and VERification (CERP/RECOVER) by USGS participation in CERP PDT and RECOVER meetings ...


42. CERP/RECOVER restoration technology transfer: USGS-CERP liaison with SFWMD [USGS_SOFIA_rtt_sfwmd]
This management and coordination effort supports several of the initiatives listed in the DOI science plan. The USGS representative will participate in CERP and RECOVER meetings and share information ...


43. Creation of a Digital Archive of Historical Aerial Photographs for Everglades NP and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem [USGS_SOFIA_smith_hist_photo_archive]
The major products are planned as a series of USGS Open-File Reports, one for each complete, or near complete, set of photos. A photoset is defined as a collection of aerial photos that were taken ...


44. SOFIA - Development of a Digitial Library of Biological Information [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_diglib_04]
The information systems project addresses the need for timely, high-quality and relevant information through the development of a digital library for the South Florida ecosystem. The digital library ...


45. SOFIA - Geospatial Interface [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_geospatial_04]
A geospatial interface will be developed using ArcIMS software. The interface will provide a means of accessing information stored in the SOFIA database and the SOFIA data exchange web site through ...


46. SOFIA Metadata [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_metadata_04]
The objectives of the metadata project are to document the data sets produced as a result of USGS research in South Florida and to make the metadata and data sets available to potential customers, ...


47. South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website [USGS_SOFIA_sofia_website_04]
The South Florida Information Access web site (SOFIA) was created as a 'one-stop-shopping' access point for research on South Florida. All USGS South Florida Priority Ecosystems Science research projects, ...


48. Synthesis of South Florida Ecosystem History Research [USGS_SOFIA_synth_sfl_ecohist]
This project integrates results from ongoing and previous research on the history of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and response of various components to climatic and anthropogenically derived change. ...


49. TIME and SICS modeling of surface water and interactions with ground water [USGS_SOFIA_swain_gwsw_flow_trans_04]
This project focuses on the implementation, verification, and validation of a system of coupling numerical models to represent the interaction between the ground-water and surface-water systems in ...


50. Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) Program [USGS_SOFIA_atlss_prog]
The ATLSS (Across Trophic Level System Simulation) program addresses CERP’s (Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan) need for quantitative projections of effects of scenarios on biota of the Greater ...


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